Monthly Archives: April 2008

We really haven’t changed

I’ll leave you to decide whether that’s good or not.

John: if you could
John: either
John: have sex with a dog
John: or
John: with a cat
John: or
John: with a beautiful maiden with a dark secret
John: then who?
Will: would the dark secret be that she had AIDS?
John: maybe
John: you wont find out
John: until
John: 5 minutes
John: after the sex
John: the good news re: the dog & cat
John: is that they have no secrets

Here’s another brain teaser from earlier on: if you had to either go to Denmark and get your cock out, or go to Berlin and eat a library book, which?
(You have to have your cock out for a full minute in Copenhagen’s central plaza; you have a day to eat the library book, which is a small japanese phrasebook, but you must eat it in the library and the library authorities have not consented)


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So this is Karma at work right here

I really should have smelt a rat when I was typing my last entry about what a wonderfully good time I was having.

FaceOmeter, including this blog, is on freeze for a week while I write and deliver a suddenly-announced conference paper.

(The gig on Friday in jericho will still go ahead though, as a show of strength)


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Doing a Super

Whilst not quite on the scale of some days I could mention, yesterday was amazing. This entry is one of those ones that’s more for the benefit of my future self than for that of you, the innocent reader of this journal (hi Jim) – but you know those times like when you were little that you can’t sleep because you’re just so excited about everything that’s recently gone down and which looks like it might go down again? I just had one of those nights, probably my first since the age of about 17. Here’s what happened yesterday:
  • Did a create of a weird comic book
  • Had a little nap
  • Did some video editing
  • Listened to some Radio 4
  • Did a bit of work, though nothing like enough
  • Listened again to the new tracks over on Magic Lantern’s myspace
  • Did loads of song editing of The Irritating Maze, which is going to be awesome
  • Crafted a very sketchy CD draft of the above to send to America
  • Bought a new controller for Mario Kart Wii and played an extraordinary amount of that game
  • Bumped into two old school friends entirely at random on the Oxford streets; spent the afternoon hanging out with them, have hopefully rekindled really exciting literary relationship
  • Had an incredibly exciting and illuminating “textversation” with another old friend

It doesn’t sound like much but I can’t sit still now! And of course bad things happened too, but that’s the whole point, right? Peace be the journey


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Four Minutes in Oxford

Whilst the brilliant, beautiful iPlayer downloads the latest Stephen Fry miracle, I may as well tell you that there’s a new episode of fOwl out!

Tell you, hell, I’ll SHOW you! It’s video central here at the moment!


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Now that I’m back, heed my words, heed them soft

These guys added me on Myspace recently. I have no idea who they are, but they are clearly chillers of the highest order. I insist that you check them out at once.

Re Mario Kart Wii being out at last – I could write many words, but since a picture is worth a thousand of those, let’s enjoy Parkes’s initial reaction:

(It’s good)

Also, the deluge of Video from Madrid and elsewhere has begun – a few things are in the works, but for now there’s an excellent video of the aforementioned Hola a Todo el Mundo playing Abril No Tan Cruel for you to enjoy. See how I embed it. SEE HOW I EMBED. OH YES.


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I’M BACK

More tomorrow…!


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That concludes my Spanish. I’d like to thank Pan’s Labyrinth.

I’m in Madrid with the boysies from Dynamo and Cheka. A big report will come later, but at the moment all that I have to say is that I just walked back to my hostel through the pleasant-breezed streets at 2am by myself without ever feeling in danger, and that the huge numbers of youths on the streets were there, mingling with the sophisticated adults, to hang around chatting, drinking cold ones, playing guitar, smoking, and talking to girls. Does this remind you of a walk home in any English capital cities?

Didn’t think so.

That concludes my Spanish. I’d like to thank Pan’s Labyrinth.

I’m in Madrid with the boysies from Dynamo and Cheka. A big report will come later, but at the moment all that I have to say is that I just walked back to my hostel through the pleasant-breezed streets at 2am by myself without ever feeling in danger, and that the huge numbers of youths on the streets were there, mingling with the sophisticated adults, to hang around chatting, drinking cold ones, playing guitar, smoking, and talking to girls. Does this remind you of a walk home in any English capital cities?

Didn’t think so.

The Updatening

Well, all, it’s been a while sans updates… but I have my reasons! The PC has broken – too much dust in the graphics card, apparently – so while that’s getting fixed I haven’t been able to get online until visiting Macs’s house (AHAHAHAHA). That’s right, I’m here in London, keeping it ridiculous.Last night we went back to Oxford on the bus for 4 minutes to get a 1″x1″ memory card which I’d forgotten. A fOwl episode about the horror is forthcoming. It was worth it though, for the hectic Eclectic Folk Choir rose to our challenge upon the return, and provided a sweet session of backing vocals for ‘The Irritating Maze’. Especial thanks to Velvet Fantastic, who really went the extra mile to join the party, but big love also to the rest of the gag – Captain Asthma, Darth Crisps, Secret Mountebank, Geronimo Mowlam, Dangerport Rosie, Heloise and Fudge Wentworth! More updates as my travels continue – we’re off to Madrid soon to play the Abril No Tan Cruel festival. While you’re waiting, why not check out this brilliant site, thoughtfully provided for your delectation by Jamie “Jim” O’Reilly.


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